The King's In Town

You can’t mistake the Monarch for any other butterfly. It’s orange color is radiant, it takes an epic journey every year, and it all starts on our butterfly weed (or milkweed). We planted it last year and since then we’ve seen more than a few monarch caterpillars eating its slender green leaves from outer tip into the stem. This particular guy made his way about 20 feet over to our black-eyed susans and took up residence underneath large leaf about halfway up the plant. A little while later the caterpillar had emerged from its cocoon. It spent some time drying out its wings before taking flight over to our sedum for a quick bite to eat before his long trip. We will always have milkweed in our yard if for no other reason then to have more monarchs stopping by.